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Embracing and prioritising gender diversity in the workplace – because inclusivity is not just a goal, it's a commitment!

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16 Feb 2024

On 12 February 2024, SweCham attended a one-day conference on ‘Business, Gender Diversity and the Path Ahead,’ hosted by BJC/Big C Group. 

The event was opened by the Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Srettha Thavisin. Followed by a presentation from Professor Emeritus Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn of the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University.  He spoke on the importance of Business and Gender diversity for transformative change, as well as being an excellent moderator of the panel discussions.  Big C Group’s CEO Mr. Aswin Techajareonvikul, presented his group's well-known and remarkable record in promoting gender inclusion.  The Group holds one of the most balanced rates of employment and compensation for women and members of the LGBT community when compared to other global corporations. 


The first panel discussion was with multiple ambassadors, H.E. Mrs. Astrid Emilie Helle, Ambassador of Norway, H.E. Mr.Jyri Järviaho, Ambassador of Finland, H.E. Mr. Mark Gooding, Ambassador of the United Kingdom, H.E. Ms. Ping Kitnikone, Ambassador of Canada and Mrs. Anna Jakenberg Brinck, Deputy Head of Mission Sweden.  The panel discussion highlighted what is done in each country, both the positive and what issues that the countries are facing.  Khun Anna Jakenberg Brinck highlighted that it is important that we view gender diversity and equality as something we must work on everyday, to not slip behind.  If we don’t, the situation might become worse. 


We would like to thank everyone involved in creating such a needed and interesting conference! 

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